During her training as Pharmacy student in the School of Pharmacy of the University of Montpellier (France) between 2003 and 2009, She was graduated for a Master in Microbiology Sciences from the Scientific Department of the University of Montpellier in 2008. Then, she began his Pharmacy residency at the University Hospital of Montpellier in 2009, in the Infection Control Department and in the Bacteriology research unit. She was PhD graduated in Microbiologic Sciences from the Scientific Department of the University of Montpellier in January 2015. From November 2014, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bacteriology, Virology and Hospital Hygiene of the Pharmacy school of the University of Montpellier, and she work as a microbiologist practitioner in the laboratory of the Infection Control Department of the University Hospital of Montpellier.
She work on opportunistic bacterial pathogens from endogenous (from human-associated microbiota) or exogenous (environment) origins, involved in healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Conversely to true bacterial pathogens that accord with the Koch’s postulate, the study of opportunistic infections including HAI, require us to consider both opportunistic pathogens responsible for the infection, its natural reservoir and the microbial-associated communities. This intricate consideration of the opportunistic infection is based on the innovative concept of the “pathobiome”, which integrates the complex interactions between microorganisms and considers opportunistic bacteria within its microbial community, within its hosts and its environment, in the pathologic context, in order to explain the occurrence of the infection. Her current research projects include: - Human-associated microbiota and pathobiontes: skin microbiota, surgical microbiota in cardiac surgery, urinary tract microbiota, with a focus on Propionibacterium (acnes), Roseomonas (mucosa), Gram-negative bacilli - Hydric pathogens and associated bacterial communities in hospital water networks: nontuberculous mycobacteria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, heater-cooler device infections - Healthcare-associated infections: all pathogen